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Infinite (UHD Blu-ray) review

Infinite (UHD Blu-ray) review
« on: May 14, 2022, 05:25:31 PM »


Studio: Paramount
Release Date: May 17, 2022
Rating: PG-13
Film: 2/5
 
Plot
Based on the book The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz and directed by Antoine Fuqua, INFINITE is a race against time in the fight between good and evil through spectacular visuals and nuanced characters who must use memories and skills from past lives to protect the future of humanity. Alongside Mark Wahlberg and Chiwetel Ejiofor, INFINITE stars Sophie Cookson, Jason Mantzoukas, Rupert Friend, Liz Carr, with Toby Jones and Dylan O’Brien.
 
My Thoughts
I generally like both Walburg’s and Ejiofor’s movies, but wow was this on a miss. First off, the character development is severely lacking in the first act, which is understandable once you get about 45 minutes into the movie, but in all honesty, by this time it’s hard not to be checked-out of what’s going on. I was able to fight through it but my wife literally fell asleep after she stopped complaining about how stupid the movie was—and she wasn’t wrong. The film starts with a short monologue and then jumps right into a chase sequence and you little idea of who’s who—to add insult to injury, you really don’t get any answers for far too long.
 
On the plus side, the acting is competent and the direction from Fuqua is very good, but there’s only so much he can do with the material presented. I think the true fault lies in the writing and a bit more of a backstory going into the movie would have helped things a lot.
 
The presentation is quite good, but not quite up to reference-quality. The LFE is the best aspect of the entire proceedings, but even that effort falls short of truly reference presentations.
     
Video 8/10 (AVC)
 
Audio 8/10 (Dolby Atmos)
 
Special Features:
 
  • They Call Themselves Infinites
  • The Kinetic Action of Infinite
  • Anatomy of a Scene—Police Station & Forest
  • Infinite Time
  • UHD + Digital Copy
 
 

 
 
Conclusion
I like check your brain at the door action films as much as the next guy, but this one just didn’t resonate with me. By the end I found a way to find its redeeming qualities, but they were too few to invest more time in watching it a second time, which is why I’d rent this one first before deciding on a purchase.
 
Reference Review System:
JVC DLA-RS2000 4K Ultra High-Definition Front Projector
(Calibrated with Portrait Displays CalMAN color calibration software & C6-HDR Meter from Portrait Displays)
Stewart Filmscreen - Firehawk 88” 16x9 Fixed Screen
Trinnov Altitude 16 Audio/Video Processor
ATI AT527NC Powering Bed Channels
ATI AT524NC Powering Atmos Speakers
Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
System Controller: URC MX-990
M&K S-150 THX Ultra (R-C-L Speakers)
M&K SS-150 x4 (Surround Speakers)
Atlantic Technology IC6-OBA x 4 Overhead Speakers
SVS PC-Ultra Cylinder Subwoofer
HSU VTF-15H MK2 Subwoofer
M&K Sound X15+ Subwoofer
Dual JL Audio F-110 (stacked and treated as one sub)
Mini DSP HD controlling all subwoofers
Audioquest and Monoprice - Audio/Video/Speaker Cabling
PureAV PF60 Power Conditioner
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Re: Infinite (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2022, 03:48:04 AM »
Yeah this film didn’t know what it wanted to be. Oh well
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Re: Infinite (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2022, 02:06:13 PM »
Greetings,

Yep. Not good...


Regards,

Re: Infinite (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2022, 07:42:32 AM »
Greetings,

Yep. Not good...


Regards,
Interesting concept but poor script implementation. 
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Re: Infinite (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2022, 08:37:57 AM »
Well, this saves me money for the other slew of new films that are good coming to disc soon! 
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Re: Infinite (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2022, 06:09:06 PM »
Interesting concept but poor script implementation.
It’s crazy how an actor can read a script like this and still go ahead with making it 
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Re: Infinite (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2022, 07:47:58 PM »
It’s crazy how an actor can read a script like this and still go ahead with making it
I know how....$$$$$$$
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Re: Infinite (UHD Blu-ray) review
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2022, 04:13:32 AM »
Valid lol
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